Back to the grind after an okay weekend. MJ and I had brunch at Little Quiapo on Route 50 – masarap! The place is very clean and they have an amazing breakfast deal. And I treated myself to halo-halo – its been a long time! We need a Little Quiapo on U Street.
Friday night saw The Saddest Music in the World. I enjoyed it so much – visually rich, inventive, and hilarious too. Wonderful, brilliant film. Fantastic storytelling. Some folks were complaining about how strange it was after it was over – ummmm, duh. They had to know what they were getting into if they read anything about it. Same experience with Dogville. Folks, if you can’t handle movies that are widely known to be challenging, just don’t go.
After baking in the sun walking along the canal on Saturday I decided to cool off and catch Young Adam. Since most of the action takes place on a canal, and I was a bit sunstroked, the film was kinda surreal for me. And also a bit dreary. The few moments of humor were much appreciated. Could have used more of the lovely and amazing Emily Mortimer – she’s such a breath of fresh air in every film she’s in. Never read the book so can’t compare.
On Sunday I saw Mean Girls. It was cute, could have been meaner. I’m kinda digging the newly voluptuous Lindsay Lohan these days. Her character experiences American school for the first time after spending her whole life in Africa – I could relate to that experience. After being beat up every day for three years by a nasty Belgian for my lunch money at a catholic school in Paris, one of my survival techniques was to immediate befriend the bullies and the mean girls when arriving at a new school. Worked for me.
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